Good morning bloggers,
11:30 AM Update:
Wow! What a morning. This band of snow is just now centering over the Kansas/Missouri state line for a couple more hours. Here is a few hours ago, while I was preparing for the 10 AM show:
And, here is now, just after I got home and I am about to walk the dogs. We are at around 1″ on the Plaza at the moment with snow coming down at a pretty good clip:
This is a pretty heavy band of snow on the north side of the storm. It is shifting east at around 15 mph, which means two to three more hours of significant snowfall. The roads are snow packed and hazardous. Be careful.
Previous entry below:
Whew! What a day it was on Saturday. Kansas City had rain, freezing rain, sleet, freezing drizzle, thunderstorms with rain, a thunderstorm with freezing rain, a thunderstorm with sleet, wind, a cold blast, and now snow. The roads are horrible out there, especially the untreated ones. It is a slick mess this morning, and now the comma head of the storm is forming with a band of snow near the state line. Exactly where this lines up will decide if we get 1, 2, 3, or 4 inches of snow. Yes, there is still a chance of a 4 inch band most likely just east of KC. I never budged from the forecast, and even if we get a bit under my 3-6 inch snowfall forecast, if one inch or two does accumulate this morning into this afternoon, I do not consider this a busted forecast. A busted forecast would be one that had a dusting to no snow at all on top of what we have. This storm produced about what we predicted. Now, it isn’t over yet. Here is the HRRR that came out while I was writing this:
This same model just showed this 1-2 inch band right over KC. This is likely going to happen as I can see evidence of this on radar. Comma heads sometimes way over produce, and this is how a 4″ band is possible, and sometimes they under produce. We will know which version we are getting in a few hours.
There is a line of intense to severe thunderstorms continuing to track east over the southeastern USA as well.
I will try to finish up the blog later this morning. Let’s track this together, and thank you for sharing in this weather experience. Have a great Saturday. I am heading to Boston, MA for the 100th Anniversary AMS conference. I will be checking in from there. Right now, it is on into 41 Action News to track this developing band of snow.